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Oldest examples of figurative art found

Oldest examples of figurative art found
trefwoorden: Duitsland - 30.000 BCE - vroege kunst - beeldjes
Ivory carvings said to be the oldest known examples of figurative art have been unearthed in a cave in south-west Germany.
Researchers say they could change our understanding of early man's imaginative endeavours.
The artefacts - including a lowenmensch (lion man) figurine - have been carbon-dated to about 30,000 years ago, when some of the earliest known relatives of modern humans populated Europe.
Discovered last year by a team led by US archaeologist Nicholas Conard of the University of Tübingen in Germany, at the Hohle Fels cave near Ulm, they include horse and a bird figures.

Lees verder bij: The Guardian (4 september 2003)